Home Tour: Kitchen and Dining Room

It’s home tour time. Cue trumpet fanfare!

First up, the kitchen and dining room. Here’s the kitchen when we bought the house and after the renovation.

(psst – all of the previous nitty gritty renovation posts can be found here.)

whoorl kitchen remodel

Our new island is totally the command center of the house. (All kitchen appliances and fixture choices can be found here.)

whoorl kitchen remodel

And check out the dining room transformation. Sayonara, nasty wood paneling!

whoorl dining room remodel

Although, it’s funny – we thought we were done with this part of this house until we decided, well, we weren’t. We made a few more changes since photographing the house, namely, adding another window in the dining room.

dining room window

I’m telling you, that window is a game changer. The morning light is beyond. LOVE.

As for the other window in the dining room, we changed that as well. (Please take a look at that before photo. Not only were we dealing with the wood paneling, but the previous tenants purposely installed a carpet strip into the wall. WHAT THE WHUT.)

whoorl dining room remodel

Did I mention that the lovely and talented Jessie Webster shot these beautiful photos of our space? Here are some of my favorites.

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whoorl kitchen remodel

whoorl kitchen remodel

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whoorl kitchen remodel

whoorl kitchen remodel

whoorl dining room remodel

whoorl dining room remodel

whoorl dining room remodel

whoorl dining room remodel

Hooray! Family room coming soon.

  1. cyrie

    July 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    perfection. jealous.

  2. Jenn @ HomeStyleReport

    July 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I love how fresh you kitchen looks – great job!

    I actually scrolled through the pics before I read the post and thought that the new window was just one stellar painting. I was wrong – but LOVE the addition!

  3. KJS

    July 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    The house is beautiful. Well-done. It is a lot of work and decisions. I have been looking for shades and was wondering where you got your white roller shades? Are they solar shades? Really great photos.

    • whoorl

      July 18, 2013 at 6:37 am

      Yes, they are solar shades and we love them because they pretty much disappear when they are rolled up. (We only use them when the sun is beating in the late afternoon, otherwise we have privacy from our backyard and don’t need to use them.)

  4. jrm

    July 16, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Hard to believe it is the same house. I want to marry the buffet/sideboard in your dining room. So lovely all around!

  5. Amanda

    July 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    This space is gorgeous! I kept scrolling hoping for photos/details of the bread tag installation, though! Did you take it down?

    • whoorl

      July 18, 2013 at 6:38 am

      Haha, yes, the bread tag wall has been replaced by the dining room window. (Plus, honestly, I just got sick of it.)

  6. a.

    July 17, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I second the question about shades! Why are good shades/blinds so hard to find?!

    • whoorl

      July 18, 2013 at 6:39 am

      They are so hard to find. The shades are solar shades and we love them.

  7. Brooke

    July 18, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Just beautiful. Amazing vision and best wishes in your amazing home.

  8. Janssen

    July 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    This is so so amazing. you guys are design rockstars.

  9. Debbie

    July 22, 2013 at 11:57 am

    beautiful – what a transformation.

    I am looking for a bar cart. Where did you find yours?

  10. Tricia

    July 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Wow, those are some amazing transformations. I cannot get over the kitchen before and after. I love the choices – so clean and bright and open.

  11. Jeanie G

    July 27, 2013 at 6:56 am

    I seriously have NO words. Absolutely stunning! That dear hub of yours is seriously talented. Keep the inspiration comin!

  12. janice

    July 30, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    what is your counter tops made from? quartz?

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